What a glorious season this fall has been. It’s already mid-October and snow has yet to hit the front yard and wreck all of the Halloween decorations Smudge and I have crafted for our spookalicious spook alley. Glory yes!
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This weekend I’ll be with some inspiring food bloggers at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, where we’ll be encouraging, teaching and helping one another build better blogs for you to visit and learn from. Stay tuned for about what I’m going to be learning soon, can’t wait to share with you.
So now, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Can we talk celebrity look alikes?
My boy Chad Smith (who didn’t survive the 90’s thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Will Ferrell. Have you seen their video drum-off (above)? Hilarious!
Then there’s Boy George in his heyday and Sam Smith (totally digging Sam’s album by the way) that I tagged as long lost brothers right away. Or father and son? Sadly, yes, it has been that many years.
15 slow cooker cooker soups and stews, here.
This pumpkin chocolate monkey bread rocks me.
These enchiladas ring my dinner bell. How much more can I love harissa? A lot.
I’m adding this podcast to my listening-as-I-exercise routine. Excited to be featured in an upcoming episode.
What do you have in your pantry? The essentials list.
Okay, I may need this shirt.
Smudge and I treated ourselves to one of my favorite SLC bakeries,
and then I remembered…
I have to fit into LAST YEAR’s pants again this year? 10 top tips to get your workout on.
This read is a little close for comfort: Instagram vs. real life.
I ordered these cute new stamps. Would make a great Christmas present for a foodie in the kitchen. Just sayin’.
So interesting! What kids around the world eat for breakfast. Bread, sweet butter and chocolate shavings? I want to live in Amsterdam!
Business of blogging links:
Packed with great information! How to write a blog business plan.
Getting tons of spam comments? I know I am. This wordpress filter is a new favorite of food bloggers. Take that spammers!
A MUST READ: What to do when blogging becomes a slog and what your readers think about your blog. Make sure you check the comments for even more perspective.
And now, a few random recipes from the week that look like something I want to see on my dinner table, stat!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
When’s the best time to eat doughnuts? The answer is, always. Recipe here.
Roasted Butternut with Black Garlic and Miso
Umami, forever. Recipe here.
One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Penne
Gluten-free and made in just one pot? And I still get to eat a dish that tastes like cheese? Sign me up. Recipe here.
Pear and Walnut Foccacia
Is it dessert? Is it bread? I don’t care, just give me a slice or four. Recipe here.
Chicken Mushroom Pot Pie
And that’s a wrap! Happy weekend friends, and cook something good!
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